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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 191, August 31-September 1, 1858

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Identifier: DX03567707

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 191, August 31-September 1, 1858

Description: Regarding William Leslie finding Frank Cahill asleep on the front steps of the boarding house.


31. Tuesday. To Doctors [Dr. Blakeman]. Subsequently down Broadway, to purchase photograph views of Niagara for home and Chacombe. In doors writing &c during the afternoon, with the villainous headache which has plagued me unceasingly for the last week.



1. Wednesday. [William] Leslie, coming home last night, finds [Frank] Cahill drunk and asleep on the doorstep. So he — rather roughly, by his own account — hauls him up stairs, going into [Robert] Gun’s room to procure his assistance. Gun, being only less drunk than Cahill, and lying on his bed, rises and plunges head first against the partition door. All four they tumble up stairs together, Leslie laughing and swearing and vilifying them. After a violent concussion against my room-door (I being abed and my light just out) Leslie got them into Cahill’s room, where after a good deal of tumbling over one another, incoherent talk, drunken exclamations and subdued laughter Cahill was forcibly put to bed. It appeared the two, Cahill and Gun had been celebrating the latter’s birthday at Mataran’s. [Frank] Bellew was with them, [Jesse] Haney escaping to Brooklyn.

Down town to see Broadway preparations for the Telegraph Celebration. Transparencies, inscriptions, preparations for illumination, a great crowd and a lovely day. Met [Henry] Clapp, back from Saratoga & Lake George. To Picayune & Nic-nax offices, called at Leslie’s (William) and up town with him to dinner. Then through the crowd &

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-08-31

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Birthdays
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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